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SSNIT assures pensioners of regular payment of pensions

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has assured stakeholders that the Trust presently has enough reserves to pay all accruing benefits due members and their validly nominated dependents. Managers of the Scheme said concerns raised in the 2017 actuarial valuation report, referred to by the Africa Centre for Retirement …

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Parliament asked to address imbalance in SSNIT finances

The Africa Centre for Retirement Research (ACRR), a research institute with focus retirement and pension, has called on Parliament, policymakers and stakeholders to take steps to address the “imbalance” in the finances of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). It said that must be done through parametric and legislative reforms …

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It’s time to address disconnect between science and the people – Minister

Dr Kwaku Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has emphasised the need to bridge the gap between Ghanaians and the scientific community for sustainable development. He said research institutions in the country were contributing immensely to national development with their discoveries and innovations but society knew very …

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German Cooperation awards €250,000 grant to National Insurance Commission

GIZ-Ghana, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, has awarded a €250,000 grant to the National Insurance Commission (NIC). The grant is expected to support Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and low-income households. The cooperation with NIC, had previously seen the award of a grant …

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Childhood cancers, family planning to be covered under NHIS from January 2022 – Akufo-Addo

The cost associated with the treatment of some childhood cancers and family planning will be covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). This will take effect from January 2022 when the scheme would be a year away from its 20th anniversary. The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo announced this …

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NHIA gives waiver for card renewals and registration

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has given a waiver on waiting periods for persons who renew or register for their National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card within this week. This means that beneficiaries would automatically have their cards activated and could instantaneously use their NHIS card to access health …

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NHIA considering coverage of childhood cancers, family planning

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is considering the coverage of the treatment of childhood cancers and family planning services under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). This follows the successful piloting and actuarial studies conducted to determine the financial sustainability of the scheme. Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, Chief Executive Officer …

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Pay contributions of workers on their right earnings – SSNIT

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has implored employers to pay the contributions of workers on their right earnings to enable them to get a decent pension on retirement. Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, the Director-General of SSNIT, who made the call, said the amount a retiree received as pension …

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NPRA entreats informal business operators to plan for old age

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority, (NPRA)  has entreated participants in the informal business sector to invest in their old age now to save them from hardships and associated difficulties. The NPRA noted that a chunk of Ghana’s population was largely found in the informal sector and managing their micro, small …

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